Thank you to everyone who made our second annual Veteran Career Summit a success! 2020 dates will be released early next year.


WHEN: July 11th at 08:30 am – 12:15 pm
WHERE: mHub Chicago – Street Parking Available


08:30 – 9:00 am – Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00 – 9:15 am – Welcome & Keynote
09:15 – 10:00 am – Driving Growth in the Workplace Through Veteran Hiring
10:00 – 10:45 am – Transferable Skills that Veterans Bring to the Table
10:45 – 11:00 am – Networking break
11:00 – 11:30 am – The VOSB/VOB Designation: Why Hire a VOSB and What is a Veteran Business Owner’s Obligation to the Workforce
11:30 – 12:15 pm – Innovative Programs to Find, Hire, Train, and Manage a Veteran Workforce
 12:15 pm – Adjourn

Interested in doing more than just participating?

Victor LaGroon

Keynote Speaker – Victor LaGroon

Keynote Address – Veterans: A Natural Fit for Closing the Skills Gap & Meeting Future Needs
Victor currently oversees Veterans and Military Affairs at the City of Hope while also consulting, advising and leading in the areas of strategy design and development, international affairs and diversity and inclusion.

Event Speakers

David Lee

Director, Military Community Initiatives

Stephen Olds

Founder / CEO

Ted Lucas

Personnel Development Manager / OK Veterans Program Coordinator

Courtney McDonough

Recruiting Manager

Mario Kratsch

Head of ICATT Apprenticeship Program and Vice President of GACC Midwest

Nicole Mandeville

Senior Programs Manager

Darienne Page

Senior Midwest Community Affairs Manager

Jeff King

Operations and Compliance Manager

Todd Jones


Megan Everett

Program Director

Brandi Will

SVP, Strategic Partnerships &

Veteran Programs

Silvia Hinton

VP Program Development B2E



Veteran Owned Businesses

HR Professionals

Veteran Service Organizations


A veteran-owned 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) and supply chain innovator, built to deliver value-added solutions that exceed the expectations of high-growth customers including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, aerospace, and defense. Exegistics assists veterans through internal programs and staffing initiatives and currently ships prescription medications to veterans across the country through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As a G.I. Bill certified program, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program helps high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics tackle the skills gap by providing a workforce development strategy – a sustainable solution that provides a pipeline of talent over time. Through the ICATT apprenticeship program, veterans gain skills for an in-demand profession, earn a salary, an associate degree as well as national and international credentials.
A veteran-owned IT consulting firm that uses a non-transactional, value-based approach to provide clients with custom workforce solutions to fit their business needs to successfully complete IT projects. With a goal to always have an impact on the communities they serve, York Solutions’ returnship program, Barriers to Entry, is specifically geared toward helping veterans return to the workforce as their onramp for a career within IT.

The event is organized by Root3 – a growth marketing and business development consulting firm offering research, strategy, and execution

1643 N Milwaukee Ave 3rd floor, Chicago, IL 60647

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